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SCiP Alliance Board call for members

The Service Children’s Progression Alliance (SCiP Alliance) Board leads the Alliance and is responsible for achieving the Alliance’s mission:

We bring together practitioners, researchers, policymakers and funders to build a stronger evidence-base, better policy, and enhanced support for Service children’s education and progression, placing their voices at the heart of all we do.

A recent re-shaping exercise established a new Management Group to be responsible for our annual planning, delivery and evaluation work, so that the Board could focus on the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the Alliance.

We are now looking for up to three exceptional and highly regarded individuals to join the Board and enhance its skills, strategic thinking and leadership, and networks, especially in relation to the following areas:

• Financial management and fundraising
• Policy development and influencing
• Communications and external relations
• Strategic leadership and governance.

We are also looking to appoint a Co-Chair to work alongside the existing Chair appointed by the Alliance’s host organisation, the University of Winchester.

The Co-Chair will bring exceptional leadership skills and experience at Board level and have a strong national reputation. The Alliance is a diverse community of committed stakeholders from throughout the UK and beyond, all of whom share in making the Alliance successful. The Co-Chair will be committed to and able to add considerable value to our ambitions to see the SCiP Alliance and the community that makes it grow sustainably in scale and engagement, and in its impact on the lives of the children of serving and ex-Armed Forces personnel (Service children).

Individuals interested in joining the Board and/or the role of Co-Chair should review the content of this call document and contact the SCiP Alliance Director (Philip Dent, for an initial discussion before considering submitting a formal letter of application (up to two sides of A4). Shortlisted candidates will meet the Co-Chair and Director, as well as Board members, before final decisions are made. 

The deadline for this call is Monday, 12 September 2022

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